Posts tagged as rescue

Lithuania to choose new search and rescue ship from 7 offers

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Seven shipbuilders have submitted bids for a contract to build a new vessel for the Lithuanian Armed Forces, the Defense Ministry said.  The new vessel will carry out anti-pollution, and search and rescue tasks in the Baltic Sea. The public procurement process has attracted bids from Lithuanian and foreign companies. The offers will be evaluated based on a set of criteria such as the ship’s price and speed, delivery time,…

Rescue workers to protest low wages on Thursday

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Rescue workers will hold a protest in Tallinn on Thursday to raise awareness of their low salaries. Eesti Päästeala Töötajate Ametiühing (The Estonian Rescue Workers Union) said because the average wage has increased so quickly their own pay increases in 2019 have been cancelled out. A statement about the protest was written on the Toeta päästjate palgatõusu (Support pay rises for rescue workers) facebook page and said the organisation was…

The Baltics with ships, but without electricity

By Lukas Ramonas on Thursday, July 18, 2019

It became known yesterday that Lithuania will acquire a rescue vessel for the naval forces worth about 40 million euros. “The contract with the winner of the tender for the construction of the vessel is planned to be signed in December of this year,” the ministry said. A preliminary cost – 39.4 million euros. Moreover, electricity in Lithuania went up by 23% to 47.4 euro per megawatt-hour last week. Prices…

1 missing, 6 dead in storm in northern Greece

Thursday, July 11, 2019

A search and rescue operation was underway in northern Greece Thursday for a fisherman missing after a powerful storm left six people dead, including two children, and injured about 140. The violent storm in the northern Halkidiki peninsula on Wednesday night ripped up trees and power pylons, tossed vehicles and left swathes of debris across the coast. The 62-year-old fisherman took his fishing boat out in the afternoon and had…

Thailand cave rescue sparks celebration of ‘mission impossible’

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Operation leads to worldwide praise as last four boys and football coach are brought out. The last four boys and a football coach trapped inside a northern Thailand cave for more than 17 days have successfully been retrieved, sparking celebrations across Thailand and praise for the daring rescues from around the world. “Today Thai people, team Thailand, achieved mission impossible,” said Narongsak Osatanakorn, the head of the joint command centre coordinating the…

Migrant rescue ship rejected by Italy and Malta to be accepted in Spain

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Mediterranean rescue ship with 629 people on board that has not been allowed to dock in Italy and Malta, would, according to Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, be accepted in Spain to help avoid a humanitarian disaster. British public broadcaster BBC reports on Tuesday, June 12, that the migrants aboard the Aquarius were picked up from inflatable boats off the coast of Libya at the weekend, in six different rescue…